Police: Teen killed, suspect on the run after stolen car crashes on Roosevelt Boulevard

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that left a 16-year-old dead on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. 

According to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, 25th District officers and medics responded to the intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard just before midnight. 

First responders arrived on location and found a two-vehicle crash, Small said. 

Police say a 16-year-old boy was found lying in the northbound median between two northbound lanes. He was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m.

Investigators say witnesses told authorities the man was a passenger who was ejected from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a 29-year-old man in a 2006 Honda stopped at a red light northbound on Roosevelt Boulevard when a 2021 Kia traveling at a high rate of speed struck the rear driver's side, police say. 

According to Small, the Kia then lost control and flipped over several times, ejecting the passenger. 

Authorities say the driver of the Kia got out of the vehicle and limped away from the scene of the crash. 

Investigators later learned the Kia is in stolen status after being stolen two days prior from a few blocks away, per officials. 

The driver of the Honda remained on scene and is cooperating with authorities, Small said. 

Investigators believe speed is a factor in the crash due to the heavy damage the car sustained. 

Small said several cell phones were recovered from the scene and police hope it can help them identify the driver and passenger.